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tonight, inside the takedown of el chapo. new images from the bloody raid and his hide yout and the hollywood connection. how actor sean penn interviewed him in secret with help of a mexican actress. campaign crunchtime. three weeks until iowa. growing anxiety for clinton. her polls slipping to bernie sanders and she's been trailing in new hampshire. and donald trump like we've never seen him before. are there more suspects at large after the ambush on a philadelphia cop. the manhunt for the
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radical ties to the suspect. police warning their officers are still in danger. and farewell. david bowie, the iconic influential chameleon dead at age 69. tonight his final good-bye to fans in his new album. "nightly news" begins right now. good evening. there is any video and rich new detail of a capture of one of the world's most wanted men and the bizarre subplot neaturing -- featuring a drug actor. with el chapo back in custody after july's brazen prison break. we're looking inside of the hideout where his six months on the lamb came to an end last week and the bloody shootout that
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today sean penn defended his clandestine meeting with guzman. we report tonight from mexico. >> reporter: video just released by the max can government showing friday's raid of el chapo's safe house. mexican marines closing in on the mest wanted drug lord in the world as he makes one last-ditch effort to escape from the house with a top lieutenant through an underground tunnel. >> they emerged in this sewer line a half mile away and then stole a car and that driver called it in and authorities were down. >> after his dramatic security prison last july, guzman was on the run. but in early october, took a secret meeting in mexico with oscar-winning assor sean penn, brokered by soap opera star del castillo.
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guzman and he reached out discussing the idea of making a movie about his life. she connected with penn and they traveled in october to meet with guzman under surveillance in those photos not verified by nbc news. penn would arrange this video interview and write a article for rolling stone describing it as a secret, burner phones and encrypted messages. on that october day as they were meeting with el chapo, law enforcement sources say mexican marines in. but to ensure the two actors would not be harmed, the raid was called off. a few days later, when the operations did take place, el chapo had already escaped. it would be three months before authorities would track guzman to los mochis. benn has detailed into journalist before, interviewing raul castro in cuba and hugo chavez in
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legal experts said any admissions could come back to haunt him. >> it is not clear that sean penn violated any american laws by this interview. it may not have been particularly ethical, but it wasn't necessarily illegal. >> reporter: penn told the associated press he had nothing to hide. the mexican government has already formally started the process to extradite el chapo to the u.s. to face drug charges. that could take years. meanwhile u.s. authorities tell nbc news that sean penn played no role leading up to the raid at the home behind me. lester. >> gabe gutierrez tonight, thank you. as of today, the iowa caucuses are three weeks away and democrat front-runner hillary clinton has unleashed her toughest attacks yet on bernie sanders. after getting a wake-up call in latest iowa polling. this, as return front-runner donald trump made an unusual move to protect his lead in new hampshire. we get more starting with nbc's andrea mitchell. andrea? >> good evening, lester.
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the democratic rate in iowa and new hampshire. an unexpected shake-up in the contest. to the surprise of everyone but bernie sanders, suddenly it is neck and neck. not just in sanders' neighboring state of new hampshire, but in iowa too. clinton and sanders tied within the margin of error in our new poll. even though clinton launched in iowa and blanketing the state since, trying to avoid a repeat of 2008 when she came in third. and clinton touts her strength against republicans in a new ad -- in our new poll, sanders outpaces her against republicans in hypothetical general election match-ups. in iowa and new hampshire. so after playing nice for months, now it is getting nasty. criticizing bill clinton's past behavior. >> what he did, i think, we could all acknowledge was taetal
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>> drawing strang criticism from her team. >> i hope he's not going there. he said he would run a positive campaign and he wouldn't go in for personal attacks. >> reporter: and they are going after each other on guns, wall street reform and today healthcare. he disputes it but she claims his plan would give the states control. >> i think it is a risky deal. and it could hurt more than help a lot of families. >> reporter: he argues she's on the attack because she's in trouble. >> suddenly bernie sanders is no longer a nice guy. >> reporter: a friendly contest that is not all too serious. andrea mitchell, nbc, washington. i'm katy tur following donald trump, where today in new hampshireef, did what his campaign vowed he would never do. visit a diner. the billionaire who favors massive rallies to smaller spots now brushing elbows with the lunch rush. just like nearly every him.
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itself on getting up close and personal with candidates, it was hard to imagine that trump could stay away from a granite state greasy spoon. the candidate telling nbc news, why bother with the small fries when he could draw thousands to the blue plate special. >> what is it like to see donald trump at a >> strange. >> it is make or new polling out today shows trump leading nationally but by a wide margin here n. iowa, he is neck and neck with ted cruz. >> do you think people should like ted cruz more than they like you? >> what is your next question. >> reporter: trump continuing to turn up the heat on cruz, canadian birth. but now in front of a crowd. his problem. here is the problem. uncertainty. just don't know. >> reporter: from here on out, every monday is a new hampshire day, according to the
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february 9th when donald trump finds out if his nontraditional style was enough to woo this set in its ways state. >> donald trump isn't invincible and that is why we saw him at a diner today. the establishment candidates combined have more support than he does in new hampshire. if they were to coalesce around one of them, they could not trump-off. but that is a big if before march 9th -- february 9th. >> right. a program note, tomorrow morning the "today" show will boston live from the white house. especially coverage from matt lauers wide-ranging interview with president obama ahead of his final state of the union address. that is tomorrow morning on "today." police are on the hunt for three men linked to the man who ambushed a philadelphia police officer who remains hospitalized with multiple gunshots to the arm. and now police are concerned that the threat to law enforcement isn't over. stephanie gosk has more. >> reporter: the
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shooting, suspected gunman archer is on his own. the officer is ambushed on patrol and shot three times. but nbc news has learned from senior law enforcement sources that at least three other individuals are being sought in connection with archer. and there are fears tonight that the city's offices could still be targets. on saturday night an anonymous woman approached a philadelphia cop with information about archer. she warned the officer that the threat to police is not over. she said that the offender is part of a group that consists of three others. according to police, the informant said that archer is not the most dangerous one in the group. and that the other three continue to hang out here around the corner from where the officer was shot and across the street from where archer lives. the tipster told police that the self--described archer was radicalized at this mosque in west philadelphia. the mosque administrator said
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denies the accusation and tells nbc news he has not been questioned by authoritied. moderation. so this is the last place someone would come to get >> reporter: law enforcement officials tell nbc they are looking at two trips archer made to the middle east, saudi arabia and egypt, to see if they were funded by organizations with terror links. senior law enforcement tell us they've identified two out of the three people possibly connected to archer. the identity of the third is still unknown. they add that there is no evidence so far to indicate that archer was anything but a lone actor. still tonight, police here aren't taking any chances, lester, still doubling up on patrols for safety. >> stephanie, thank you. today at the supreme court which took up a blockbuster case, high drama. it could deal a cripple blow to the unions that represent millions of the nation's public employees like teachers and police officers. our justice
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wings explains why it is a case that some say could be the beginning of the end for government unions. >> reporter: rebecca frederick, an l.a. third grate teacher doesn't want to join the union but must pay a share of the dues to cover the negotiation of contracts to apply to all teachers. she said that forces her to subsidize opinions she opposed, violating free speech. >> we should decide whether what the union is doing is good for us and our workplace and our students. >> reporter: roughly half of the states require nonunion members to pay a share of dues for collective bargaining. unions say a supreme court loss would cast a cloud over contracts of millions of police officers, firefighters, teachers and nurses nationwide. but the court seems prepared to rule against the unions. justin anthony kennedy said many teachers strongly disagree with tenure, merit pay and forced to subsidize it any way. if the union loses,
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the next time they sit down to negligent contracts for 10 million nationwide. nbc news. hiroing scenes in one of the most desperate and cut off places on earth. cities and towns inside of syria where hundreds of thousands of families, including little children are quite literally starving to death. including a nine-year-old boy this past weekend. today u.n. aid convoy finally reached some of them. and as our chief foreign correspondent richard engel reports, they are trapped by a war in which both sides are using weapon. >> reporter: showily, and tragically late, some aid finally arrived in the besieged town of madaya today. trucks loaded with blankets. the people, 15 miles from damascus, have been starving for months. 40 have starved to death since december.
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person from a syrian-american family >> your five children are starving? eat. >> how do you feel with that? looking at these children every day? >> i can't tell you the feeling that my kids, my little kid, he is just three years old and he's saying, i'm hungry. i need food. i want to eat. like, all day long. >> reporter: hard to imagine, she sent me son. but so many children are like that now. i've been surviving on water for seven days this child says. around 40,000 people live in madaya. the supplies delivered today expected to last a month are like rations for a prison. madaya wasn't the only destination for aid convoys today. simultaneous deliveries arrived in two other syrian towns suffering a similar
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anti-government rebels. >> food is being used as a weapon of war. this is a siege. >> reporter: siege warfare is a cruel tactic. but this is syria. war. richard engel, nbc news, istanbul. still ahead here tonight, what to do. new guidelines just out for breast cancer screening, different from other advice you've likely heard. asking your doctor. also, they are packing their trunks and headed for retirement. where ringling brothers is wrapping and even though their dentures look clean, in reality they're not. if a denture were to be put under a microscope, we can see all the bacteria that still exists on the denture, and that bacteria multiplies very rapidly. that's why dentists recommend cleaning with polident everyday. polident's unique micro clean formula works in just 3 minutes, killing 99.99% of odor causing bacteria. for a cleaner, fresher,
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the decision about when to start getting annual mammogram is one of the most controversial questions in women's health care. it is a issue we've covered extensively here on "nightly news." and tonight we have updated news that could make that decision even more difficult. anne thompson reports on the new guidelines. >> reporter: the ever-shifting guidelines for starting mammograms leaves some women feel like they are playing a game of chess. age 40 and once a year said the american congress of onstet ises and gynocologists. 45 is american cancer. and 50 is from the u.s. preventative services task force. the government advisory panel said screening for women in their 40s could be affective but it is an
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>> in 40s, we find the benefit is smaller. and that there are harms. >> the harms include false-positives, which could be expensive financially and emotionally. the three groups don't agree when to start but do agree a women's risk increases gradually during her 40s. all of the different recommendations have 35-year-old susan fisher, mom to two boys, confused. >> i have a young family. and i want to make sure that i'm okay to be there for them. what age is the right age? >> dr. jill moore hears the confusion from women every day. >> mammography is not a one size fits all. your dad's mom -- >> she gets a detailed looking far beyond the family tree. >> what are some of the questions you ask your patients? >> what is your environmental exposure, what kind of work do you do? are you exposed to toxins. >> she urges patients to start at 40. despite the task force
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a decade later, by law most health plans must cover the screenings from 40 on. that is what a woman and her doctor decide. anne thompson, nbc news, new york. when we come back, the defroster isn't going to cut it. a brutal winter blast that turned this car into an ice sculpture. what if one piece of kale could protect you from diabetes?
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the powerball jackpot is now more than double the record in the u.s. it has climbed to $1.4 billion for wednesday's drawing. lottery officials say 28 players were one number off in saturday's drawing. they each won $1 million. the big change coming out of the big-top. the ringling brothers announcing it will retire all elephants in may. that is a year and half earlier than planned. the change comes after many cities passed new laws over animal treatment. the elephants will move to a sanctuary
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will be taken from them for pediatric cancer research. scientists believe elephants may carry a gene that suppresses cancer. another wild turn in the season of extremes after temperatures ticked up a bit above normal in some spots. brace yourselves because the polar vortex is back. and take a look at this image of the day from buffalo, new york. a car literally frozen solid on the shores of lake erie. heavy lake affect snow is impacting parts of new york state. a blast of frigid arctic air is set to blow through the upper midwest dropping temperatures 20 degrees below average. >> that colder air reaches into the investigate northeast on wednesday. when we come back, he reinvented music time and ibs-d. you know the symptoms when they start. abdominal pain. urgent diarrhea. now there's prescription xifaxan. xifaxan is a new ibs-d treatment that helps relieve
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and abdominal pain symptoms. and xifaxan works differently. it's a prescription antibiotic that acts mainly in the digestive tract. do not use xifaxan if you have a history of sensitivity to rifaximin, rifamycin antibiotic agents, or any components of xifaxan. tell your doctor right away while taking xifaxan, as this may be a sign of a serious or even fatal condition. tell your doctor if you have liver disease or are taking other medications, the amount of xifaxan tell your doctor if plan on becoming pregnant, or are nursing. the most common side effects are nausea and an increase in liver enzymes. if you think you have ibs with diarrhea, talk to your doctor about new xifaxan. huh. introducing centrum vitamints. a brand new multivitamin you enjoy like a mint.
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including a brand new album. >> reporter: david bowie shot to fame in the months of the first moon landing. and he stayed a hero, not just for one day, but for six decades. star man and the iconic image of ziggy stardust confirmed his genius, for innovation and change. moving from pop to rock and soul. fame, bringing him his first u.s. number one. but by then, he had the world dancing. and he loved to spring surprises. >> when you are young, you think so much is important. including one's self. but as you get older, i think you find less and less is important. >> his golden years
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but you produced 25 albums and sang to heroes of fire crews after 9/11. >> i would particularly like to say hello to the lokes from the local area. >> he lived in new york but not in the past. >> i would not prefer to pay homage to the past. >> his desk, like his life, shocked. his fans playing flower at his birthplace in london to his apartment in manhattan. honoring a man that died just two days after his releasing his final album. his song lazarus sounds like a rec wee um. he was dying of cancer writing his own obituary. the songs and words poignant. oh, i'll be free, he sings. ain't that just like me. david bowie, the free spirit, the lost legend. bill neely, nbc news, london.
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it for us on this monday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for

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